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June 26, 2020

LYS & Phase Three

As Ireland enters phase three of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Limerick Youth Service would like to announce the phased reopening of some of our youth spaces and a return to limited onsite & offsite group work.

Commencing the week starting Monday, June 29th, the following LYS’ youth spaces will be available for a number of activities and programmes.

New social distancing markings at The Factory

Young people, staff and visitors must follow public health guidelines and LYS protocols which include:

  • Adhere to social distancing
  • Maintain good hygiene etiquette
  • Group numbers must be less than fifteen
  • Register with reception at the respective youth space

Although our youth spaces will be reopening. it will not be feasible for all projects/groups to return to face to face activities.  As a result, LYS will continue to engage with young people through online and more traditional platforms such as phone and email.

In relation to our youth work groups/clubs, there will have a limited number of outdoor activities and summer programmes with youth workers contacting young people and parents from their respective groups in due course.

Our detached youth work projects, which are located in Ballycummin-Raheen, Limerick City Centre & Garryowen, will be out and about on various evenings with staff adhering to social distancing.

Learners/students with our Community Training Centre, will continue their online course work with staff engaging phone, email and limited face to face meeting

LYS Community Training Centre.

Learners/students with our Community Training Centre, will continue their online course work with staff engaging phone, email and limited face to face meetings.  Please note that learners will not return to onsite study until August.

We understand that some young people have been adversely affected by the closures and restrictions and we are continuing to liaised provide support to them.

We encourages all young people, volunteers and staff to follow the advice and guidelines issued by the relevant authorities such as the Health Safety Executive (HSE).

LYS is keen to stress that when accessing information about the Coronavirus (Covid-19), including the easing of restrictions, to get your information from professional and relevant sources such as www.hse.ie and www.gov.ie .

For further updates please visit www.limerickyouthservice and/or LYS official social media sites.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.

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